Oh, this is a beautiful sight, the elves hard at work at this year's Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent in Tampa.

This was my third time volunteering for their “heroes day” where families in need shop for Christmas dinner and toys for under the tree. Ten thousand volunteers make the tent possible serving 18,000 people this year.

For families, a little generosity goes a long way.

Click here to donate to Metropolitan Ministries

What is this going to mean to your kids?

Chantal Martin: “It's gonna mean a lot. I'm very excited they'll have something Christmas morning, and I'm already excited for them so I can't wait to wrap!"

If you want to help out -- it's not too late!

Metro Ministries is always accepting donations -- but in particular -- they need gifts for teenaged boys.